Go Reda Go!
She's in a tough position, but she's the best we got.
The legal affairs committee of the European Parliament will vote today on Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda’s controversial copyright report. The report is not legislatively binding, but will contribute to the debate surrounding forthcoming copyright reforms. A new draft law is expected to be proposed by Digi Commissioner Gunther "H …
...at the end of an audiobook I was listening to it said "copyright renewed by..." and listed the now dead authors childrens names (I presume, males had same surname). Now P.K. Dick hasn't been dead long enough for copyright to expire, so what is the "copyright renewed" thing? Is now in copyright until 60/75 years after the death of the last surviving "new" copyright holder? How can copyright be renewed anyway? Surely once it's created that's it. Anything else is a derivative, isn't it? Is this another loop-hole the EU and Pirate party ought to be looking at?
(A Scanner Darkly in case anyone is interested, which has it's own performance copyright)
This is seen all over society - wealth entrenchment.
With houses, you lobby to not build new ones so the ones you own are more valuable.
With land it is "you cannot build there".
With media it is "I made this, and think it should return profit forever" in this way the new media cannot wash away the old media.
We reached saturation probably 40 years ago, but the internet has made it possible for the average person to aggregate anything they want.
And media companies keep wanting the same prices for selling mediocre average quality into a saturated market.
What could possibly go wrong?
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